2021 Event Management Scholarship Program

Destination NSW has collaborated with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), the peak body representing the events industry in Australia and developed the Event Management Scholarship Program, which will offer scholarships to people in regional NSW to undertake a Diploma of Event Management.

MEA has developed the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, which is designed specifically to accommodate study by distance learning for people already working in the events industry in regional NSW.

Eighteen scholarships will be offered (three per Destination Network). MEA, Destination NSW and the six regional NSW Destination Networks will administer the scholarship program.


Program Timeline

Applications for the Event Management Scholarships have now closed. All applications are being assessed and applicants will be contacted with an update in the coming weeks.

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

Contact the Regional Conferencing Team with any questions about the scholarships by email to conferencing@dnsw.com.au.  


About the Diploma

The Diploma of Event Management consists of 20 Units of Competency which are regarded by industry professionals as the skills essential to delivering successful events. Units include topics such as managing projects, preparing budgets and managing finances, customer service and operational planning.

This course is designed to support those who are working in the industry, which is dynamic and cyclical, and provides the flexibility to study around work commitments. It aims to educate and upskill those who wish to gain practical experience in the Australian events industry. It provides students with access to industry experts and delivers a learning experience that will equip them for a career in event management.

For more information regarding the Diploma of Event Management course content, please go to the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Website.  


2021 Recipients

Brandon Nixon

Country & Outback

Breeanna Simpkins

Country & Outback

Jacqui Moore

Country & Outback

Kate Wade

Country & Outback

Madeline Buhagiar

Country & Outback

Alanah Ward

North Coast

Dakota Bonney

North Coast

Tiarn Stenner

North Coast

Jacqueline Collins

Riverina Murray

Leah Sutherland

Riverina Murray

Siobhain Howard

Riverina Murray

Lucy Targett

Southern NSW

Sandy McNamara

Southern NSW

Sharna Breen

Southern NSW

Brittany Potts

Sydney Surrounds North

Emily Mackeller

Sydney Surrounds North

Jay Ross

Sydney Surrounds North

Lucinda Thomas

Sydney Surrounds South

Mark Thirlwall

Sydney Surrounds South

Vanessa Borg

Sydney Surrounds South